Accounting

There are currently four full-time employees in the Accounting Department.

  

Director of Finance(850) 424-5941soaaccounting@soaowners.com
Rick Schmidt, Asst. Director of Finance(850) 424-5944rschmidt@soaowners.com
Leah O'Hara(850) 424-5940lohara@soaowners.com
TJ Campbell(850) 424-5942tcampbell@soaowners.com
General Mailbox for Accounting:  soaaccounting@soaowners.com

Pay SOA Assessment On-Line 
In order to use the pay on-line feature, you must have your full acount number available.  This account number will be on the top righthand corner of your SOA Quarterly Statement or is available by emailing soaaccounting@soaowners.com.    If you are already enrolled in any automatic payment program do not use this feature until the existing payment method is cancelled. (IE: Bill pay with your bank or auto withdraw/ACH with the SOA)  

Assessments
Assessments are billed quarterly and are due on the 1st of the month of each quarter. (January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1) Payment is due no later than the last day of the month to avoid late fees and interest. To view the Collection Policy, click here.

The 2017 assessments are as follows:
Lot $150 per quarter
Home/Condo $300 per quarter
Basic Cable is billed with your quarterly assessment at a reduced rate off of the retail price as part of a Bulk Account contract between Cox Communications and the SOA.  For detail regarding the quarterly charges for basic cable, please email soaaccounting@soaowners.com  To contact Cox Communications, please visit the Cox Cable page of our website Cox Cable

Statements are mailed at least 2 weeks prior to the due date. It is imperative that you update our office with address changes immediately in order to ensure you receive your statement. You can email your address changes to soaaccounting@soaowners.com or call (850) 424-5940.

Automatic Debit for Quarterly Assessments
The SOA does offer ACH (Automatic Clearing House) which allows us to automatically withdraw your quarterly assessments from a checking, savings account, or credit card of your choice. If you are interested in signing up for ACH, please print the ACH form, complete it, and fax it to (850) 424-5964.

Payment by Credit Card
You can pay with a credit card on line by utilzing the link above or by providing our Accounting Department a credit card to maintain on file.  If you would like to provide a credit card to leave on file, please contact the Accounting Department at soaaccounting@soaowners.com or (850) 424-5940 for assistance. 

Pre-payment Discount
A prepayment discount of 3% is offered to those that pay for the year prior to January 31st by cash or check. Information regarding this prepayment policy is sent out in early December with the January 1st statement. 

The prepayment discount amount for 2017 for a home is $1,415 and for a lot it is $582. 

What Assessments Cover
Your assessments pay for 24 hour security, trash pick-up, maintenance of common area infrastructure, (roadways, drainage, etc) landscape, lake maintenance, architectural review services, and maintain two pools for the use of all owners and their guests.

Reporting
The Director of Finance provides a financial report to the Board of Directors each month at the Board of Directors meeting and to the membership at the Advisory Board meetings that are held in February and October.

Financial statements are available to view under the Homeowner Menu that is accessible to owners after logging into this site.  For more information on logging in, click on "Create an Account" on the home page. If you would like a printed copy or the current year budget or previous year's audited financials, please contact our Accounting Department and they will provide this information to you.               

                          

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do the SOA assessments pay for my irrigation?

No, assessments do not pay for irrigation. If your property is tied into the SOA irrigation system, you are billed for these charges as a separate item on your quarterly statement.

Where do I mail my neighborhood assessment payment?

  Your neighborhood association assessment should be mailed to your association management company. To find out who your management company is, visit the neighborhood association link under the Community Menu above.